Even among the early explorers/conquistadors, there were a few voices of dissent that believed Native Americans deserved admiration and respect. Read the story of Spanish explorer Cabeza De Vaca here:
How does de Vaca’s experience differ from that of Pizarro, who conquered the Inca Empire, and Cortes, who conquered the Aztecs?
Pizarro – http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/pizarro/pizarro_g00.html
Cortes – http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/cortes/cortes_g01.html#
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